EUROHAPTICS 2012 IN TAMPERE
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
June 12-15, 2012
* Registration is now open (Early registration deadline: April 20th, 2012)
* Hotels will become fully booked: make your reservations as early as possible
* Keynote speakers announced
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
EuroHaptics is a major international conference and the primary European meeting for researchers in the field of human haptic sensing and touch enabled computer applications. This diverse field covers research in areas including, but not limited to, haptic perception, haptic hardware, haptic rendering and haptic applications, such as surgical simulation, rehabilitation robotics, and haptic feedback for design and applied arts applications.
EuroHaptics 2012 will provide researchers from academia and industry with an opportunity to present ideas, obtain feedback and establish contacts with other haptics researchers from around the world. Haptic hardware and software developers will also be provided with the opportunity to get familiar with the latest research, as well as to demonstrate their products to a wider audience, and discuss specific requirements first hand with existing and potential customers.
Key themes for EuroHaptics 2012:
- Haptic Interaction when Mobile
- Haptics in Pervasive Environments
- Perception & Psychophysics
- Haptic Rendering
- Devices & Technology
- Medical & Rehabilitation Applications
- Art & Design Applications
- Collaborative Haptics
- Multimodal Interaction
- Tactile Display & Tactile Sensing
- Haptic HCI (Interaction, Visualisation)
April 16, 2012: Camera-ready papers due
April 20, 2012: Early registration deadline
May 25, 2012: Common registration deadline
June 12, 2012: Workshops
June 13-15, 2012: The main conference
Conference registration is now open at http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/registration.html
ACCOMMODATION Please note that the hotels in the city of Tampere will be fully booked during the conference, as there are many big events in the city at the same time. Thus, please make your hotel bookings as early as possible!
Conference hotels, booking instructions and information on transportation is available at http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/travel.html
Pay special attention to the deadlines for hotel quotas, as this varies between the hotels from April 13 to May 21. The conference hotel (recommended for easier access) has a quota of 80 rooms for 1-2 persons until April 20. The hotels cannot guarantee to have rooms available after the quota has expired.
The organizing committee proudly announces the esteemed keynote speakers for EuroHaptics 2012:
* Dr. Piers Andrew, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, U.K.
* Dr. Riitta Lahtinen (Finnish Deafblind Association
Mr. Russ Palmer (International Music Therapist)
* Prof. Roel Vertegaal (Queen’s University, Canada)
For more information, see http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/speakers.html
Information on workshops is now available at http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/workshops.html
Please review the description of workshops including their specific requirements and schedule for participation. Workshop organizers should be contacted directly when asking of details related to a specific workshop.
SPONSORS & EXHIBIT
In a haptics conference, demonstrations and exhibition are two of the main activities, as haptics needs to be personally experienced. We have allocated an extensive space for demonstrations and exhibition in the conference venue. An initial list of agreed sponsors and exhibitors is now online on the conference website (http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/sponsors.html
). More sponsors are added as soon as new agreements are made. If you are interested in sponsoring the EuroHaptics 2012 conference, please contact us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
EuroHaptics 2012 will take place in Tampere, Finland. The conference on June 13-15 will be hosted in a lakeside setting at the Scandic Rosendahl hotel, within 2 km from central Tampere. The workshops on June 12 will be organized in the center of the city, in the University of Tampere premises. More information: http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/venue.html
WELCOME IN TAMPERE, FINLAND!
We welcome international participants with an interest in the latest science and technology related to the multidisciplinary field of haptics!
EUROHAPTICS 2012 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Roope Raisamo, University of Tampere
Jyri Huopaniemi, Nokia Research Center
Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology
Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow
Veikko Surakka, University of Tampere
Vuokko Lantz, Nokia Research Center
Viljakaisa Aaltonen, Nokia Research Center
Johan Kildal, Nokia Research Center
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere
Poika Isokoski, University of Tampere
STUDENT VOLUNTEER CHAIR
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology
Topi Kaaresoja, Nokia Research Center
Arto Hippula, University of Tampere